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Ukulele nervous

November 19th, 2015

Janice Lindsay

The world would not come to an end – even my tiny corner would not be endangered – if I could not learn how to play the ukulele.

Retailer can meet your holiday party and gift needs

November 18th, 2015

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Marlborough—With five stores in the Metrowest area, Sperry’s Liquors can handle holiday needs from advice on wines for Thanksgiving to delivery of holiday party supplies to great gifts.

“Our prices are among the lowest in the area, and we see ourselves as a community retailer, sponsoring local teams and events,” said Tony Speranzella, who now owns the company his father started 35 years ago.

“We’ve seen a lot of competition come in from the big box stores and have expanded the lines we carry to meet them. We’re a family business, and we want to be your local, neighborhood store.”

Restaurant owner has plans for downtown Marlborough apartments

November 18th, 2015

Marlborough – Plans for 40 new downtown apartments were presented to the City Council at the Nov. 16 meeting by George Voyiatzis, owner of Fish Restaurant and Wine Bar. He is proposing a mixed-use project, an addition of four floors to the existing commercial property on the 21-29 South Bolton St. site.

“I understand that this is the first mixed-use project submitted under the new zoning provisions for the Marlborough Village District, and Mr. Voyiatzis is eager to get started on this exciting, transformative project in downtown Marlborough,” said Attorney Arthur Bergeron of Mirick O’Connell Attorneys at Law in a communication to councilors.

Dicenzo Boulevard approved as public way

November 18th, 2015

Marlborough – The City Council approved a request to accept Dicenzo Boulevard as a public way with various easements at its Nov. 16 meeting. Ward 7 City Councilor Donald Landers reported that the city’s Planning Board had voted in agreement with the proposal and urged its approval.

The Indian Development Corporation, also known as Fafard Real Estate, has completed work in the area on various sheds, fences and other items associated with a pedestrian access easement and 20-acre parcel that connects with Callahan State Park.

Westborough girls’ volleyball heading to state championship

November 18th, 2015

Westborough High School's Julie Hutchinson sets the ball.

Tewksbury – The Westborough High School Rangers traveled to Tewksbury Memorial High School to face the Arlington High School Cougars for their State Division 2 semi-final girls’ volleyball match Nov. 17.

Algonquin girls’ soccer advances to state finals

November 18th, 2015

Algonquin’s Mackenzie Smith (second from right) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game winning goal.

Westfield – The Algonquin Regional High School Tomahawks girls’ soccer team defeated the Minnechaug Regional High School Falcons by a score of 2-1 in the Division 1 State semi-finals. The game was played Nov. 17 at Westfield State University.

Last glimpse of fall at Southborough’s Sudbury Reservoir

November 17th, 2015

A large island in the reservoir to the right and Route 9 can be seen at a distance. (Photos/Douglas Maxwell Meyer)

Southborough – As the last autumn leaves remaining on tree branches fall off and decorate the surrounding grounds, it is an evident sign that fall is coming to a close and will soon transition into the frigid winter months. If you’re inclined to witness this season’s final appearance, a great place to go is the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.

Colonial Garden Club adds beauty to the city

November 17th, 2015

The art of arranging dahlias and hydrangeas was demonstrated by Colonial Garden Club member Holly Evangelous.

Marlborough – Doing something you love and sharing it with others is how it all began in 1959 when the Colonial Garden Club was formed. Today, 56 years later, the very positive effect the club has had on the community continues to grow steadily in activities, programs and membership.

Avidia Charitable Foundation donates to Jeremiah’s Hospice

November 17th, 2015

(l to r) Rhiannon Hernandez, AVP market manager for the Westborough Branch of Avidia Bank; Janelle Wilson, executive director of Jeremiah’s Hospice; and Christine Mauro, Westborough assistant branch manager for Avidia Bank

Region – The Avidia Charitable Foundation recently donated $1,000 to Jeremiah’s Hospice, a social model residential recovery program for men in Worcester. This donation will be used to offer group expansions.

Annual Country Fair to be held at Northborough Senior Center

November 17th, 2015

Northborough – The annual Country Store Fair, sponsored by the Friends of the Northborough Senior Center, will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Senior Center, 119 Bearfoot Road. It is open to all with no admission charge. Always a special attraction, the bake table will offer an array of pies, cakes, cookies, breads, breakfast pastries and more for sale, as well as preserves and other goodies.

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